We will talk about herbal Side Effects of sweet grass that can cause cancer. Sweet grass is a perennial plant of the grass family (Poaceae). The stems of the grass are upright, hairless and hollow. It can grow to about 60 cm or two feet in height. The plant blooms in May to June. Also known as Holy grass, myskgräs, festgræs, reyrgresi, buffalo grass, vanilla grass, vanilla-scented grass, manna grass, Russian buffalo grass, seneca grass, zebrovka, zubrowski, duftendes mariengras, mariengras, hierochloé odorant, hierba de la virgen.
Although herbal remedies are safe to use, but the use of arbitrarily without pay attention to the substance owned by the herb also the usage and doses, it can cause negative effect for patients. A classic example can be taken is the use of Dringo (Acorus Calamus) or more known as sweet grass.
Traditionally, Sweet grass often used as a sedative and to cope with stress. Dringo have asaron bioactive compounds, which consisted of two isomers of alpha and beta-asaron. These compounds have chemical structures similar to amphetamine class compounds and ecstasy. In Europe, the herb has been used to flavor tobacco, sweets and alcoholic beverages like the Polish vodka Zubrowka.
Dringo/sweet grass in low doses can be given effect on muscle relaxation and sedative effects (tranquilizers) in the central nervous system. But if used in high doses, it will have the opposite effect, namely increased mental activity or popularly called psychoactive. beta-asaron on Dringo is one of the naturally occurring compounds that have the potential to be carcinogenic or cancer triggers. More